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Australian swimmer lands in hot water after tweeting picture of herself in revealing bikini ... and
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 28 June 2012 | Rick Dewsbury

Posted on 06/29/2012 8:45:43 PM PDT by smokingfrog

An Australian Olympic swimmer has been criticised for posing in a bikini deemed 'too revealing' - but has started a copycat craze of people wearing the outfit.

Triple gold medalist Stephanie Rice posted the picture of her in a two-piece designer swimsuit on Twitter earlier this week.

The bikini - known as the 'tomb raider' - had been given to her as a birthday present from the designer Ellie Gonsalves.

But critics blasted for the sports star for showing off in the costume which some claimed was 'too sexy'.

One fan tweeted: 'Stephanie Rice posting a photo of herself in swimwear has brought disgrace to the Australian swim team and she should be dropped.'

Despite the public backlash, Miss Rice left the photo on her Instagram page.

There were also claims that by posing in the swimsuit she could have breached a sponsorship contract with Speedo.

However, her management denied that she had broken any rules.

A spokesman said: 'No, Stephanie isn't an ambassador for Ellie Gonsalves, she just loves their stuff.

'She doesn't have any relationship with Speedo anymore so there are no restrictions there.'

Despite some criticism, the picture sparked a string of spoofs with men posting pictures of themselves in the same costume. Many of the them were supporting the swimmer.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: olympics; stephanierice; tombraider; twitter
I for one am not offended....except by the male copycats.
1 posted on 06/29/2012 8:45:53 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

2 posted on 06/29/2012 8:48:17 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Brandonmark

Definitely not guilty.


3 posted on 06/29/2012 8:50:39 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: smokingfrog

Some of that was actually funny. Seriously, though, aren’t there more important things to worry about right now?

As a former competitive swimmer, there’s nothing there that offends me.

And its about time I saw men that actually look GOOD in Speedos.


4 posted on 06/29/2012 8:51:44 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: lightman

Definitely.


5 posted on 06/29/2012 8:53:38 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: smokingfrog

The chest hair in combo with that bikini is pretty disgusting.


6 posted on 06/29/2012 8:54:01 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Brandonmark
Definitely cause men swimming to lower their Center Board Keels.
7 posted on 06/29/2012 8:54:20 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: smokingfrog

WOW she has really bright eyes !


8 posted on 06/29/2012 8:55:20 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: smokingfrog

I see no problems here, and would like to take the opportunity to encourage her to share more pics. :)


9 posted on 06/29/2012 8:55:51 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: lightman
A controversial image?

If that's controversial, the Ozzies are farther gone than I'd hoped. :-(

10 posted on 06/29/2012 8:57:33 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: smokingfrog

This sounds like the whining from the “female athlete not acting like a lesbian” crowd

Womens sports are never going to gain traction until the ladies who can mix the athletic and the pretty get treated with respect from the “Lesbian” crowd.


11 posted on 06/29/2012 8:57:47 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (When I said "close the borders", I did not mean the bookstore chain)
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To: lightman
Dumbest looking piece of chick gear I have ever seen.

Let us pray that the muffin tops (of any of the four sexes) with the tramp stamps do NOT, NOT I say, emulate.

PS: Could use pockets.

CC: Sir Elton John

12 posted on 06/29/2012 8:58:49 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and FU Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: smokingfrog

I’d like to offer my services pro bono. I’m not a lawyer, but still.


13 posted on 06/29/2012 8:59:52 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: smokingfrog

I was offended by the cretins calling her a homophobe.

Sodomy nazis invented the word “homophobe” to disparage and prevent rational thinking on same-sex attraction disorder.

“Homophobia? Oh, you mean the entirely normal aversion that normal people feel for perverts.”


14 posted on 06/29/2012 9:01:55 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: smokingfrog
from Wikipedia:

In September 2010, Rice came under fire when she made a remark that was considered homophobic on Twitter following a Rugby Union match in which the Australian Wallabies defeated the South African Springboks. Rice's Twitter message said "Suck on that faggots!". Rice later removed the remark and apologised for it; however, Rice's sponsor Jaguar severed all ties with her and requested the return of a loan vehicle.

Stephanie Rice is a woman of her own mind.

15 posted on 06/29/2012 9:03:28 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: lightman

That Rice is BOILIN’ hot, baby!;)


16 posted on 06/29/2012 9:06:29 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: AlexW

And it looks like there would be no stray hair in the bowl, either;)


18 posted on 06/29/2012 9:10:53 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
WOW she has really bright eyes !

Oh, my Sal, she is a maiden fair
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day
With flashing eyes and curly hair
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day

(Leon Redbone sings it, "curly eyes and laughing hair")

19 posted on 06/29/2012 9:15:38 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Brandonmark

Stephanie Rice, pride of Australia. Nice swimsuit BTW. Have the Aussies turned into a bunch of candy-ass sissies? Here in the US, she would have to fight off guys with a bayonet.


20 posted on 06/29/2012 9:17:09 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Brandonmark

I’m betting Drapes and Hardwood.

Ain’t no matching Shag Carpeting there.


21 posted on 06/29/2012 9:20:14 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: Kennard

“from Wikipedia:
In September 2010, Rice came under fire when she made a remark that was considered homophobic on Twitter following a Rugby Union match in which the Australian Wallabies defeated the South African Springboks. Rice’s Twitter message said “Suck on that faggots!”. Rice later removed the remark and apologised for it; however, Rice’s sponsor Jaguar severed all ties with her and requested the return of a loan vehicle.”

A bit skimpy suit, but now we know the real reason for the attacks.


22 posted on 06/29/2012 9:21:28 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth./7)
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To: Brandonmark
The designer, Ellie Gonsalves, is also not guilty.


23 posted on 06/29/2012 9:23:51 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Brandonmark

I wonder if she has noticed an increasing number of snakes in the water since she posted that photo!


24 posted on 06/29/2012 9:25:24 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk
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To: Jay Redhawk

That is THE ugliest bikini I have ever seen.


25 posted on 06/29/2012 9:28:31 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: smokingfrog

What’s the big deal?

By modern standards, that bikini is a potato sack!


26 posted on 06/29/2012 9:33:34 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
WOW she has really bright eyes !

Eyes plural? Ever see these two in the same room together?


27 posted on 06/29/2012 9:40:05 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: bicyclerepair

I had’nt noticed. You’re right. Way too much fabric.


28 posted on 06/29/2012 9:42:37 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk
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To: C210N

I thought leela had 3 breasts ?


29 posted on 06/29/2012 9:51:25 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

No your thinking of the prostitute in Total Recall! Which they are remaking, I don’t think they even go to Mars? How is that a remake?


30 posted on 06/29/2012 9:56:38 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

“WOW she has really bright eyes “

She has eyes? Hadn’t noticed.


31 posted on 06/29/2012 10:11:48 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: SueRae

Swimmers have the best bodies in the world.


32 posted on 06/29/2012 10:12:04 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: bicyclerepair
That is THE ugliest bikini I have ever seen.

I agree. She should take it off.

33 posted on 06/29/2012 10:15:42 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: smokingfrog

This is controversial in Australia? I’ve seen much less than that on Sydney’s Bondi beach.


34 posted on 06/29/2012 10:26:28 PM PDT by ScottfromNJ
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To: REDWOOD99

You meant to say pro boner perhaps?


35 posted on 06/29/2012 10:56:39 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: El Gato

You have to understand why the gun photo is so controversial. There’s a lot of anti-gun feeling in Australia anyway, so whoever was in it, might have sparked some comment, but it really was a major issue because of who the two men in it are.

One is Nick D’Arcy. In American terms, he’s a convicted felon, in anyone’s terms he’s a vicious, savage thug. He was banned from the Australian Olympic team in 2008 for a brutal attack on a fellow athlete - he fractured the man’s skull, and jaw, and broke his nose is well. He was convicted of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm, and only avoided going to prison because of his youth and his guilty plea - they suspended his sentence. He’s been given a second chance to represent Australia in London and so he should have been on his absolute behaviour and not doing anything that might have drawn any sort of negative attention to himself.

The person with him, Kenrick Monk, isn’t quite as bad, but he’s also been in trouble with the police and only very recently. He made a false report that he had been hit by a car while riding his bike to explain injuries that he actually sustained riding a skateboard, which he had been banned from doing by team officials in case he injured himself. He was very lucky to avoid criminal charges being laid for making a false report, but again, he’s been expected to be especially well behaved ever since.

If it had just been two random athletes, the picture probably wouldn’t have made the papers - but these two had journalists looking for a story about them doing something that could be turned into a controversy and they delivered - especially D’Arcy with his record of criminal violence.


36 posted on 06/29/2012 11:37:01 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: Brandonmark

Oh no! A swimmer in a bathing suit! It’s not like she has to race in it. But as a woman I don’t like where it would leave tan lines. But I also think most of the people on this thread don’t care about the tan lines!


37 posted on 06/29/2012 11:54:47 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: smokingfrog
Now for the rest of the picture:


38 posted on 06/30/2012 1:07:28 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: smokingfrog
Triple gold medalist Stephanie Rice posted the picture of herself in a two-piece designer swimsuit on Twitter earlier this week.

Doesn't the Daily News employ any copy editors?

Regards,

39 posted on 06/30/2012 1:24:03 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinarily good evidence.)
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To: smokingfrog
"Stephanie Rice posting a photo of herself in swimwear has brought disgrace to the Australian swim team "

You can't make this stuff up. OK You could, but noöne would believe you.

40 posted on 06/30/2012 1:41:14 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools - Solon, Lawmaker of Athens)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Yeah, she has bright eyes.
Hiiilarious comment. Thanks.
Otherwise, the picture is, to me, totally unremarkable, not sexy, and not likely to impart an onanistic impulse in the most eager of teen boys.


41 posted on 06/30/2012 4:03:21 AM PDT by BIV (typical white person)
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To: smokingfrog

I am amazed what passes as news these days...

A swimmer who poses in a bikini ...Wow, Simply scandalous...


42 posted on 06/30/2012 4:23:39 AM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: pops88

Great catch on the “homophobic sins” of this lady, and the real reasons for this story. She has “sinned” against the butch lesbian athletic world.


43 posted on 06/30/2012 4:54:19 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Thank you. I’m glad I’m not alone. I needed some cheering up today.


44 posted on 06/30/2012 5:23:20 AM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth./7)
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To: Brandonmark

Lose the bondage belts and it would be more sexy


45 posted on 06/30/2012 5:30:43 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: El Gato
If that's controversial, the Ozzies are farther gone than I'd hoped. :-(

Harden the f**k up,Australia!

46 posted on 06/30/2012 6:34:29 AM PDT by Maceman
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